How long are eggs considered fresh?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jennmugg, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. jennmugg

    jennmugg Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 6 ISA Browns, so that's an average of 300 eggs per hen per year. My family and friends will never eat that many. I plan to prop a sign up by the mailbox to advertise fresh brown eggs. How long are they good for?
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    you would be surprised, I did not have enough eggs when I had six but if you figure the store bought ones are a few months old I would go consider them fresh for at least 2 weeks if not more. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I've read on here before that they are good if refridgerated for 3 months. [​IMG]
     
  4. RhodeIslandRed

    RhodeIslandRed Out Of The Brooder

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    Fresh eggs will sink in a glass of cold water. Older ones will float.
     

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